KISTERS has announced v11.4 of the 3DViewStation ActiveX integration kit. The ActiveX product is designed for in-place integrations into PLM, ERP and other mechanical data management systems. It provides native and neutral CAD visualization in combination with tools to view, analyze and communicate 3D data.
The 3DViewStation ActiveX product reads not only its internal 3DVS file-format, but also native 3D CAD files from Catia, Pro/E/Creo, NX, Inventor, SolidWorks, and neutrals like JT, STEP and 3D-PDF. Export is also possible into STEP, 3D-PDF, Parasolid and more.
The API allows loading standard CAD assembly files as well as individual parts, which will be positioned via transformation matrices. 3DViewStation can load CAD data of different sources into a single context without any translation in advance.
By clicking on a part, it is possible to retrieve and display critical information. The solution also makes it possible to use color codes to indicate the available stock. There are similar use cases for other processes, i.e., to use colors to indicate the release status of each part of an assembly or to create dynamic hyperlinks from an assembly to its maintenance documentation.
3DViewStation is available in both Desktop and ActiveX product versions, 32-bit and 64-bit, shipping with an Office 2010 compliant user-interface. It supports many 3D CAD formats. There are seat and floating licenses available.
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